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Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross to Be Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom - EBONY

Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross to Be Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom - EBONY

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom marching w. signs (R-L)…

Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom marching w. signs (R-L)…

Circassian Beauty    In the 1860s, P.T. Barnum exhibited women whom he claimed were Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive Afro hair style and were known as “moss haired girls.” Circassian beauties were typically presented as victims of sexual enslavement among the Turks, who had escaped from the harem to achieve freedom in America.    (via WonderfullyStrange

Circassian Beauty In the 1860s, P.T. Barnum exhibited women whom he claimed were Circassian beauties. They wore a distinctive Afro hair style and were known as “moss haired girls.” Circassian beauties were typically presented as victims of sexual enslavement among the Turks, who had escaped from the harem to achieve freedom in America. (via WonderfullyStrange

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley February 1818 – May 1907) (sometimes spelled Keckly) was a former slave turned successful seamstress who is most notably known as being Mary Todd Lincoln's personal modiste and confidante, and the author of her autobiography, Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. Mrs. Keckley utilized her intelligence, keen business savvy, and sewing and design skills to arrange and ultimately buy her freedom (and that of her son George as…

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley February 1818 – May 1907) (sometimes spelled Keckly) was a former slave turned successful seamstress who is most notably known as being Mary Todd Lincoln's personal modiste and confidante, and the author of her autobiography, Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. Mrs. Keckley utilized her intelligence, keen business savvy, and sewing and design skills to arrange and ultimately buy her freedom (and that of her son George as…

January 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  [Written on the back of this 1860s photograph] : "...Oh, let me live in Freedom's Land, or die if still a slave....".  SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900

January 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. [Written on the back of this 1860s photograph] : "...Oh, let me live in Freedom's Land, or die if still a slave....". SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900

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The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American Independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American Independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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